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  • 'pipe' pistol

    'pipe' pistol

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    FIR 3256

    pistol disguised as a pipe

  • Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester

    Winchester M1894 sporting takedown rifle .30/30 Winchester

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Winchester

    FIR 5292

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • Whitney rolling block rifle

    Whitney rolling block rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Whitney Arms Co. New Haven, Ct.

    FIR 5289

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • Thompson M1928

    Thompson M1928

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: (manufacturer) Savage Arms Corporation, Utica, NY, USA

    FIR 6362

    The Thompson submachine-gun was developed as a result of efforts by retired US General, John T Thompson to produce a lightweight automatic rifle. Thompson wished to exploit a locking mechanism for firearms patented by John B Blish. This invention...

  • G.Boot double-barrelled 12 Bore shotgun

    G.Boot double-barrelled 12 Bore shotgun

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: George Boot, Birmingham

    FIR 4098

    This shotgun was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to...

  • Remington No. 4 rolling block rifle

    Remington No. 4 rolling block rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Remington Arms Co. Ilion, New York

    FIR 5193

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

  • Carbine, Machine, Sten, 9mm Mk 2

    Carbine, Machine, Sten, 9mm Mk 2

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: RSAF Enfield

    FIR 6283

    The Sten 'Machine-Carbine' was the standard submachine-gun of the British and Canadian armies during the Second World War. Mk 2 version was produced on a larger scale than any other model. At least 2,600,000 were manufactured, by six different...

  • Colt M1903 Pocket Hammerless (Model M)

    Colt M1903 Pocket Hammerless (Model M)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, CT, USA

    FIR 3075

    The Colt Model 1903 pistol was introduced in response to the commercial success of similar designs produced by FN of Belgium (with whom Colt had a marketing agreement). Designed by John M Browning, who worked for both companies, it was a simple but...

  • Remington Model 10 riot shotgun

    Remington Model 10 riot shotgun

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Remington Arms Co., Ilion, New York.

    FIR 4104

    This shotgun was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to...

  • Springfield Model 1878 rifle

    Springfield Model 1878 rifle

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Springfield

    FIR 7917

    This rifle was one of a number of weapons provided for Home Guard use in 1940 by an American organization called the American Committee for the Defence of British Homes. They mounted a public appeal for firearms and binoculars which could be sent to aid...

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